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21 July 2017
The findings from this year’s English Housing Survey show that, while first-time buyers are getting older and their incomes higher, the appetite for home-ownership from tenants remains undimmed.
20 July 2017
The housing market has reached a plateau as activity and lending have been flat since the start of the year. Our gross mortgage lending estimate for June is £22.1 billion.
17 July 2017
It is more than a decade since the Bank of England raised interest rates. But the overwhelming majority of mortgage borrowers are well prepared for an increase.
22 June 2017
The housing market has stalled over the past few months, with volumes in line with our forecast. Our estimate of gross mortgage lending for May is £20.1 billion.
20 June 2017
Our list of the largest lenders in 2016 includes data on 60 firms. It shows that last year smaller firms saw some of the strongest growth in lending.
12 June 2017
Research we are publishing later this month will explore how digital change has the potential to transform the mortgage market.
30 May 2017
We look at how the market in Scotland compares to the rest of the UK, and review different housing practices and policies operating north of the border.
25 May 2017
Our estimate of gross mortgage lending for April is £18.4 billion, up 4% year-on-year. Remortgage activity and first-time buyers continue to drive lending growth.
17 May 2017
The Welsh housing market is more subdued than the rest of the UK. Housing policy is shaped by the Welsh government, but the UK general election will affect developments.
15 May 2017
Our latest annual report on the number of outstanding interest-only mortgages shows the same pattern of numbers continuing to fall. Since 2012, the total has declined by more than 40%.